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Can an ectopic pregnancy be prevented by doing ivf?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Nope

Great question! and the answer 'no.
' this is often misunderstood even by physicians, but ivf does not eliminate the risk of an ectopic pregnancy. I've read reports that the rate can be as high as 1%, although it is much lower in my own experience. Heterotopic pregnancy, meaning one in the uterus and one (or more) outside, can also happen.

In brief: Nope

Great question! and the answer 'no.
' this is often misunderstood even by physicians, but ivf does not eliminate the risk of an ectopic pregnancy. I've read reports that the rate can be as high as 1%, although it is much lower in my own experience. Heterotopic pregnancy, meaning one in the uterus and one (or more) outside, can also happen.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Dr. Gerard Honore
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